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Covid-19 live updates: Fauci says moves to reopen ‘inexplicable’ as coronavirus case numbers plateau in U.S.

Almost 520,000 people have died in the United States from the coronavirus and nearly 29 million have been infected.

D.C. coronavirus vaccine registration website falters again, despite assurances

City officials say crushing demand delayed the launch of registrations by six minutes.

Biden’s strong coronavirus numbers reinforce the folly of Trump’s approach

Americans prefer a realistic approach to combatting the coronavirus, something Trump never seemed to grasp.

First came fires. Then a pandemic. Now, domestic tourism is fueling Australia’s recovery.

In the wake of covid-19 restrictions and historic bush fires, locals are eager to learn about their own backyards.
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We must move past relying on vaccines — and directly destroy viruses instead

We have shifted the balance of power between humans and viruses in our favor.
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Without mask requirements, essential workers in Texas and Mississippi say they feel more vulnerable than ever

Neither state is giving vaccine priority to restaurant, retail or grocery workers. "It puts people who are already in a precarious position in a terrible bind," one expert said.

Vaccine sign-up in the D.C. region has been a mess. It didn’t have to be this way.

“We overpromised and underdelivered,” said an immunization expert.

Has covid killed trade shows? Barcelona bets on a comeback

It was roughly one year ago, on the eve of a giant technology conference that usually brings more than 100,000 visitors to Barcelona, that business conventions began to feel the squeeze from the coronavirus. Now, organizers wonder if the meetings will ever return.
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Maryland’s governor says Black residents don’t want to get vaccinated. But thousands are seeking shots.

Officials say Gov. Larry Hogan is distracting from the key reasons so few Black residents have been vaccinated.

A year later, Washington region’s first coronavirus patient recounts trauma of her role in history

Bonnie Lippe faced scorn from strangers for being “patient zero.”

How a decline in community college students is a big problem for the economy

Existing shortages of graduates with badly needed skills are about to get much worse.
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Growing up on screens: How a year lived online has changed our children

Thriving, falling behind, bored and burned out, a year of nonstop screen time hasn’t been what families expected.

How travel brought two covid variants to the U.S., according to the CDC

The agency says the cases demonstrate the need for testing both before and after travel, along with other measures.

GOP governors scorn pandemic restrictions as they compete for primacy in a pro-Trump party

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s move this week to end the state’s mask mandate channeled the party’s rage against government restrictions.

Your questions about coronavirus vaccines, answered

With two coronavirus vaccines receiving federal clearance, we answer your questions — from when you should get vaccinated to how they work and how they were made so quickly.

Target, CVS among stores keeping mask mandates as Texas lifts restrictions

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has drawn ire for his decision to lift the statewide mandate for face coverings.

Early signs that pandemic fallout will linger into next academic year in Alexandria

The school system is preparing to accommodate parents who want to stay remote in 2021-2022.

How future generations will judge humanity’s performance against the coronavirus

Archivists are assembling a global time capsule that chronicles what we got right — and what we got wrong.
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A day in a hospital as it receives its first coronavirus vaccines
Dec. 16 was a day of relief at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. Health-care workers lined up and some even teared up when they received a vaccine.
A day in a hospital as it receives its first coronavirus vaccines
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Living on the brink: One family’s struggle to survive the pandemic
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Inside this California hospital, a ‘constant battle’ against covid-19
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